They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.
Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
Snapstagram, Instachat, Facebucks, WhoDis—social media is all up in our daily lives. But the reviews, so far, have been mixed: Some of us take to it like catnip (heart, like, yasss queen), while others see our addiction as precisely the problem (IDGAF). We get to look at our friends having the best time on vacation... yeah, while FOMO quietly gnaws away at our insides. Oh, and did I mention the...
Are you an amazing detective/genius? Think you’ve got what it takes to get 100% on what goes on in Brooklyn’s 99th precinct? Are you ready to competitively keep score like Detectives Peralta and Santiago?
Come down to the Melody Bar & join host Kaleb Robertson as he sleuths his way through all the best moments of this instant classic: relive all of Diaz’s best one-liners, sort through all o...
ATTENTION: ARTISTS WORKING IN TEXTILE, FIBRE MEDIUMS
Gladstone Hotel Presents
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Hard Twist 12 – Yarn
(August 23 to Early January 2017)
Submission Deadline April 30, 2017
Juror’s Selections to be Announced May 26, 2017
HARD TWIST 12 – Yarn, the twelfth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the art of narrative...
EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #96 = MAY DAY screening
FINALLY GOT THE NEWS
by Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman, Peter Gessner
Produced in association with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers
In honour of May Day -- the original Labour Day commemorating the Haymarket Massacres in Chicago -- Early Monthly Segments is pleased to present a forceful documentary by and about the League of Revolutionary Bla...
ATTN: TWIN PEAKS FANS. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper had another vision…
”There is a man dancing in a hotel.”
After some investigation, he concluded that he needed DJ Kaleb Robertson to host a dance party at the Gladstone Hotel!
Come celebrate the return of America’s favourite soap opera with some classic 90s dance music and party like you’re Ben Home (the richest man in Twin Peaks)!
Muse Featured Exhibition of Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival
Laurence Butet-Roch, Chlo Ellingson, Marta Iwanek, Anica James, Hannah Yoon, Galit Rodan, Annie Sakkab, Michelle Siu
Curated by Rachel Wine
April 30May 30
Reception: May 11, 7pm10pm
Gladstone Hotel - 3rd & 4th Fl
From print to screen, still to moving images, the methods and materiality of photojournalistic production and dissemi...
Good Enough Live Karaoke is Toronto's best live band karaoke experience letting anyone with the desire and guts to join them on stage, take the mic and sing!
It’s a bit terrifying, hugely exhilarating and completely awesome!
You probably know her as a CBC personality and host of Arts Exhibitionists, but you may not know that Amanda Parris will also have her first play produced this year, by Torontos Obsidian and Cahoots theatres. We sit down with Amanda to talk about the road that has taken her from theatre to radio and back again, and what it means to build a creative life across mediums.
When? May 24th, 2017 from...
In an effort to promote the arts within the architectural profession, together with the desire to raise funds for Ride for Heart, Diamond Schmitt Architects will host the 4th annual Art by Architects at the Gladstone Hotel. Join us as we exhibit and auction off donated artwork by people in the architectural industry while listening to a live performance by Thundertruss, Diamond Schmitt’s very o...
Another Story Bookshop & Pages UnBound present:
Decolonial Love: An evening Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Gwen Benaway and Gregory Scofield
Featuring readings from their new books and a conversation with Susan Blight
Tuesday, May 30th @ 7pm
Gladstone Hotel - Ballroom
1214 Queen St West
Co-sponsored by Unifor
There will be no alcohol served at the event, or permitted into the Ballroom.